Biometric system helps boost school attendance

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A biometric system that was deployed using UK aid funding has helped bolster school attendance in Kenya, a news report in the local media has been able to reveal.

The Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) is conducting a biometric registration trial for 3,000 adolescent girls in 60 schools in Wajir County, Kenya. Implemented by Save the Children, the trial employs affordable, easy-to-use equipment to read students’ fingerprints to record daily attendance.

The biometric information is then used to identify those students who meet the imposed threshold of 80% school attendance and, therefore, qualify for a cash transfer twice a term.

The money’s sent directly to their parents, whose biometric details have also been captured and linked to a bank account to facilitate electronic household cash transfers. The biometric system generates reliable data at a much lower cost than other conditional cash transfer initiatives.

“Though it is a little time consuming to register one beneficiary, it will be fairly easy to use the information later to mark school attendance as they will just be checking in and out and not going through the whole detailed process,” says Muktar, one of the research assistants engaged in registering the beneficiaries.

Tensor biometric time and attendance system can ensure irrefutable proof of attendance

Tensor has an extensive level of experience in the field of biometric time and attendance and access control systems, so it can help you install the most secure and reliable biometrics equipment, while in the same time keeping within your set budget for this task.

We offer a range of biometric fingerprint readers designed specifically for those who want peace-of-mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to your sensitive or dangerous areas.

These biometric time and attendance solutions come packed in a very elegant and stylish case, while in the same time being extremely easy to use. Plus, they’re very easy to interconnect with our proximity card access scanners, allowing users to mix fingerprint reading and non-fingerprint reading scanners on the same security network.

If you’d like to find out more about the biometric time and attendance system supplied by Tensor, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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